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Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden - #20 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 08/27/1987
Birthplace North Little Rock, AR
College Arkansas
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 4th pick by Raiders


Att Yds TD
216 707 2

McFadden set to be a one-man rushing attack for Raiders

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Unable to acquire quality depth at the position, the Raiders will go into 2012 with Darren McFadden as their only standout running back. 

Raiders' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Raiders.

Raiders injured trio making slow progress

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
RB Darren McFadden and WR Jacoby Ford did some light jogging Tuesday and QB Jason Campbell threw passes up to 30 yards as the injured Raiders trio attempts to come back this season.

Palmer, McFadden keys to Raiders' offensive struggles

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
According to Rich Gannon, the reason the Raiders' offense has struggled is because of poor play from Carson Palmer and no play from Darren McFadden.

Report: Raiders' McFadden likely out another few weeks

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden is likely to miss a few more games with a foot injury, according to Jason La Canfora of

Del Pilar's Mailbag: Wednesday edition

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 2:37 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar answers your fantasy football WDIS Week 12 mailbag questions and recommends who you should start, bench or trade.

Raiders' McFadden has no structural damage in foot

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
Tests revealed no structural damage in the sprained right foot of Raiders RB Darren McFadden, coach Hue Jackson revealed Tuesday.

Patriots-Raiders matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
If the Patriots are to beat the Raiders, they will need to slow down the league's leading rusher, Darren McFadden.

McFadden highlights AFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Darren McFadden, Ray Lewis and Rian Lindell were named AFC Players of the Week for Week Three.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Darren McFadden, Ronde Barber and Jason Hanson as its Players of the Week.

Broncos' Ayers acclimating to new role

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Denver DL Robert Ayers isn't recording gaudy sack numbers, but he's making an impact nonetheless as a down lineman, according to AFC Whispers.

After two weeks, it's still unclear who the Raiders are

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
With a tough slate ahead of them, the 1-1 Raiders need to find their true identity on both sides of the ball. 

Raiders hope three RBs equals No. 1 run game

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Raiders are hoping that three RBs — Darren McFadden, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones — will make them the top-ranked rushing attack in the NFL. 

Del Pilar's Digest: AFC RB handcuffs

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Running-back committees are here to stay, so you need to know a team's RB situation before you draft. William Del Pilar breaks down the AFC.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland injuries

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar gets you up to speed on injuries, like TE Chris Cooley's, that could affect a player's fantasy draft status.


Posted Jan. 17, 2013
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says McFadden remains a big part of the organization despite coming off perhaps his worst season as a pro.||||||| McKenzie spoke to beat reporters Thursday for the first time since Nov. 30 and looked back at a disappointing first season in Oakland and ahead to the future. McFadden struggled under the zone blocking system of the previous coordinator, Greg Knapp, who was fired after the season. McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry after toping 5 yards per carry the previous two seasons in Hue Jackson's power-running system.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
McFadden gained 110 yards on a career high-tying 30 carries in Sunday's 15-0 win over Kansas City.||||||| It was the third 100-yard game this season for the Oakland Raiders running back, who has gained 617 in 10 contests. He's gained less than 55 in six contests this season and less than 35 in four games. McFadden has 293 yards over the past four games and gained 114 in Kansas City on Oct. 28.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
McFadden and Mike Goodson are returning to the field for the Oakland Raiders after missing the previous four games with sprained right ankles.||||||| Both McFadden and Goodson are active for Thursday night's game against Denver for the first since getting hurt Nov. 4 against Tampa Bay.
Posted Nov. 09, 2012
The Oakland Raiders will be without their top two running backs for Sunday's game in Baltimore after McFadden and Mike Goodson missed a third consecutive day of practice.||||||| Both players suffered high ankle sprains in last week's loss to Tampa Bay and have been wearing walking boots since then.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
With top two running backs McFadden and Mike Goodson slowed this week by sprained right ankles, the Raiders may need to rely on their passing game when they visit the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| Palmer threw the ball 61 times last week against Tampa Bay as the Raiders (3-5) were forced to play catch-up in the second half after losing McFadden and Goodson to the injuries. Neither back practiced Wednesday and their status remains in doubt for Sunday's game against the Ravens (2-6).